NITI Aayog Launches Report on Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India

What is the News? NITI Aayog has launched a report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’. Read more: NITI Aayog to Launch Report on ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ What are the Key Findings of the Report? India is home to 11% of the total global urban population. By 2027, India… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Report on Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India

NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute India Jointly Launch ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’

Source: PIB What is the News? NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute(WRI), India jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project. About Forum for Decarbonizing Transport: The forum will be a one-stop platform for initiating dialogues between the stakeholders and partners that will help… Continue reading NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute India Jointly Launch ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’

NITI Aayog, QCI Launch National Program and Project Management Policy Framework Initiative

News: NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India(QCI) has launched the National Program and Project Management Policy Framework(NPMPF).   Facts: Aim: To bring radical reforms in the way infrastructure projects are executed in India. Action Plan: It has an action plan to: Adopt a program and project management approach to infrastructure development Institutionalize and promote… Continue reading NITI Aayog, QCI Launch National Program and Project Management Policy Framework Initiative

NITI Aayog & AWS Launch Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center in India

News: NITI Aayog has announced the establishment of a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center(CIC) with Amazon Web Services(AWS)—the first of its kind in India.   Facts: Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center(CIC): It is a public-private partnership that focuses on addressing societal challenges through digital innovation by using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence(AI), Internet of… Continue reading NITI Aayog & AWS Launch Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center in India

NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum

News: NITI Aayog has presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum(HLPF) on Sustainable Development,2020. Facts: Voluntary National Review(VNR): It is a comprehensive account of the adoption and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda in India.  Title of the report: Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from… Continue reading NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum

Clean Energy Can Support India’s Economic Recovery post-Covid-19

News: NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) has released a report titled “Towards a Clean Energy Economy: Post-Covid-19 Opportunities for India’s Energy and Mobility Sectors”. Facts: Aim: To highlight emerging challenges and opportunities for India’s transition to clean mobility and power systems in the context of Covid-19. Additional Facts: National Institution for Transforming India(NITI Aayog):… Continue reading Clean Energy Can Support India’s Economic Recovery post-Covid-19

NITI Aayog Launches Behaviour Change Campaign

News: NITI Aayog has launched a behaviour change campaign called ‘Navigating the New Normal’. Facts: The campaign has been launched in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF), Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC), Ashoka University and the Ministries of Health and Women and child development. Aim: To develop an appropriate COVID safe behavior… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Behaviour Change Campaign

NITI Aayog and ITF to launch ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’

News: NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum (ITF) will launch the “Decarbonising Transport in India”. Facts: Decarbonising Transport in India project: It is a five-year project that will help India develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system through the development of modelling tools and policy scenarios. The project is a part of… Continue reading NITI Aayog and ITF to launch ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’

Niti Aayog starts campaign to ‘protect’ senior citizens during COVID-19

News:Niti Aayog in association with Piramal Foundation has launched a campaign ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’. Facts: Aim:To create awareness about various aspects of senior citizens health and lifestyle including preventive measures and requisite behavioral changes in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Coverage:It will cover over 2.9 million senior citizens in 25 Aspirational districts across Assam,… Continue reading Niti Aayog starts campaign to ‘protect’ senior citizens during COVID-19

NITI readies social protection framework

News:Government has formed a technical committee headed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar to prepare policy prescriptions for an integrated social protection framework. Facts: About Social Protection: Social protection is defined as the set of policies and programmes designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets and enhancing their capacity to… Continue reading NITI readies social protection framework